Dr. Ian Parney: Brain Cancer Research

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Ian Parney on brain cancer research.

Medical Edge Weekend 2-11-12


  1. Janis Jaeger
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    A year ago today (2-11-11) Dr Parney did surgery on me to remove a brain tumor. I am doing well. Back to work full time and enjoying life. I am so thankful for Dr Parney’s knowledge and for modern medical technology. I now have 2 birthday’s to celebrate each year. Thank you Dr. Parney for giving me this new birthday. Janis Jaeger

  2. Kathy Koop
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    What do you know about proton radiation therapy?

    • Tracy
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

      Dr. Parney replies “Proton beam is a new type of radiation therapy that is very highly focused, even more focused than Gamma Knife radiosurgery. I am not an expert in proton therapy, but protons are sometimes used to treat tumors in critical locations such as next to the brain stem or spinal cord to reduce risk of injury to those areas. It may also be used to provide treatments similar to standard radiation therapy but in shorter time periods.”

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